XL Group LtdFind Ratings Reports
XL GROUP LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.32% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2843.32||2620.98|
|Net Income ($mil)||304.7||228.55|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||6490.81||6291.07|
|Total Assets ($mil)||58434.1||58682.94|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2737.58||2758.77|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||17.99||18.14|
|Return on Assets||0.75||2.05|
|Return on Equity||4.03||10.33|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||266.89||294.75|
|Div / share||0.2||0.2|
|Book value / share||40.99||39.62|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1531709.0||2236984.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 23.66 for the Insurance industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 26.33. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.97 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.80. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|XL 25.13||Peers 23.66||XL 11.65||Peers 11.75|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
XL is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
XL is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|XL 9.99||Peers 15.01||XL 0.23||Peers 1.48|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
XL is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
XL trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|XL 0.97||Peers 1.80||XL -61.22||Peers -9.54|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
XL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, XL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|XL 1.02||Peers 1.43||XL 13.42||Peers 15.12|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
XL is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
XL trails its peers on the basis of sales growth